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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308162
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Development of a Tool to Measure QSEN Competencies
Author(s):
Ramsey, Rachel A.; Ahrens, Susan Lynne; Kessler, Katrina J.; Rockwell, Cheryl L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Xi Nu
Author Details:
Rachel A. Ramsey, MS, BSN, coffra03@ipfw.edu; Susan Lynne Ahrens, Ph.D.; Katrina J. Kessler, Ms, BS, RN; Cheryl L. Rockwell, MSN, BSN, RN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

In response to the IOM’s call for change in health care education, the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Project established six competencies to help nurse educators design curricula. The faculty at one Midwestern University had incorporated these competencies in their program at all levels, but recognized an assessment tool was needed to evaluate students’ clinical performances related to these competencies.  The presentation that follows will discuss a simulation project that resulted in the development of the QSEN Competency Assessment Tool (QSEN-CAT).

 While students participated in an extended two-hour simulated clinical experience, faculty observers recorded clinical behaviors that demonstrated patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, safety, and informatics skills. After the project was completed, faculty identified clinical behaviors that reflected the QSEN competencies.  The clinical behaviors were used to develop specific criteria on which to assess students in clinical or simulated experiences.  The resulting tool allows faculty to record if students consistently, inconsistently, or never performed specific behaviors related to each competency.  The presenters will discuss the development of the assessment tool in detail and provide participants with a draft of the tool, the QSEN-CAT.

 The competencies and definitions developed by QSEN provide an excellent basis for the development of assessment tools to measure nursing student competency. The QSEN-CAT will be tested in an upcoming study to determine reliability and validity. If reliable and valid, this tool can eventually be used with confidence to measure students’ abilities in meeting QSEN competencies during clinical experiences.

Keywords:
Simulation; Instrument development; QSEN Competencies
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Development of a Tool to Measure QSEN Competenciesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRamsey, Rachel A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorAhrens, Susan Lynneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKessler, Katrina J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorRockwell, Cheryl L.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentXi Nuen_GB
dc.author.detailsRachel A. Ramsey, MS, BSN, coffra03@ipfw.edu; Susan Lynne Ahrens, Ph.D.; Katrina J. Kessler, Ms, BS, RN; Cheryl L. Rockwell, MSN, BSN, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308162-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>In response to the IOM’s call for change in health care education, the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Project established six competencies to help nurse educators design curricula. The faculty at one Midwestern University had incorporated these competencies in their program at all levels, but recognized an assessment tool was needed to evaluate students’ clinical performances related to these competencies.  The presentation that follows will discuss a simulation project that resulted in the development of the QSEN Competency Assessment Tool (QSEN-CAT). <p> While students participated in an extended two-hour simulated clinical experience, faculty observers recorded clinical behaviors that demonstrated patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, safety, and informatics skills. After the project was completed, faculty identified clinical behaviors that reflected the QSEN competencies.  The clinical behaviors were used to develop specific criteria on which to assess students in clinical or simulated experiences.  The resulting tool allows faculty to record if students consistently, inconsistently, or never performed specific behaviors related to each competency.  The presenters will discuss the development of the assessment tool in detail and provide participants with a draft of the tool, the QSEN-CAT. <p> The competencies and definitions developed by QSEN provide an excellent basis for the development of assessment tools to measure nursing student competency. The QSEN-CAT will be tested in an upcoming study to determine reliability and validity. If reliable and valid, this tool can eventually be used with confidence to measure students’ abilities in meeting QSEN competencies during clinical experiences.en_GB
dc.subjectSimulationen_GB
dc.subjectInstrument developmenten_GB
dc.subjectQSEN Competenciesen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:27:43Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:27:43Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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